Bash (Command Line) error

Why do I keep getting “Did you move to the comedy/slapstick/ directory and run ls without any options?” error, when I am in that very directory ?

click the gear icon and select “restore default” and try again. (?)

$ pwd
$ cd comedy/slapstick
$ pwd
$ cp * ..
$ cd ../
$ pwd
$ ls
satire  slapstick  the-office.txt  waterboy.txt  zoolander.txt
$ cp z* satire
$ cd satire
$ pwd
$ ls
fight-club.txt  zoolander.txt